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Der Bitcoin und andere Digitalwährungen wie Ether erleben einen Höhenflug. Und für die zugrundeliegende Blockchain-Technologie gibt es noch viele weitere aussichtsreiche Anwendungen: Zum Beispiel elektronische Vertragsabschlüsse, Urheberrechtsmanagement oder die fälschungssichere Stimmabgabe bei Wahlen.

Von: Florian Regensburger

Der Bitcoin ist die bekannteste Digitalwährung. In den letzten zwei Jahren hat sich sein Kurs prompt verzehnfacht, alleine in letzten zwölf Monaten verfünffacht, auf heute an die zweieinhalb Tausend Euro pro Bitcoin. Immer wieder gibt es aber große Ausschläge beim Kurs, sowohl nach oben als nach unten – Investitionen in Bitcoin gelten als hochspekulativ. Der Bitcoin sei “kein geeignetes Medium, um Werte aufzubewahren. Das zeigt ein einfacher Blick auf die sehr schwankungsanfällige Kursentwicklung”, sagte etwa das Bundesbank-Vorstandsmitglied Carl-Ludwig Thiele im Mai der “Welt am Sonntag”.

Miner schürfen Bitcoins

Bitcoin-Fans sind häufig auch selbst sogenannte Miner. Das heißt, sie stellen selbst Einheiten der Digitalwährung her. Genau so passiert das bei anderen Kryptowährungen wie Steem, Dash, Smartcoins oder dem Blockchain-Netzwerk Ethereum mit der Währung Ether. Letzterer wird zugetraut, Bitcoins in Sachen Popularität mittelfristig ablösen zu können.

Das Prinzip des Minings – des “Schürfens” von digitalem Edelmetall – ist immer das gleiche: Die Miner berechnen Hash-Werte, eine Art Prüfsumme, aus den weltweit stattfindenden Transaktionen zum Beispiel mit Bitcoin. Unter anderem aus diesem Hash errechnet sich dann ein neuer Block, welcher der Bitcoin-Blockchain hinzugefügt wird. Mit jedem neuen Block werden neue Bitcoins ausgegeben, welche der Miner, der den neuen Block als erster identifiziert und damit quasi den Zuschlag dafür bekommt, erhält.

Allerdings ist das Mining derart rechenintensiv, dass es sich selbst mit einem sehr leistungsfähigen Privatrechner praktisch nicht lohnt – allein schon wegen der Stromkosten. In der Praxis schließen sich daher meist viele Miner zu sogenannten Mining Pools zusammen und bündeln damit ihre Rechen-Power.

Sehr fälschungssichere Technologie

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Das zugrundeliegende Prinzip der Blockchain macht Bitcoin oder Ether-Transaktionen sehr fälschungssicher, weil alle Informationen in identischen Datensätzen auf etlichen verschiedenen Computern weltweit gespeichert sind. In jedem Bitcoin sind sämtliche Stationen hinterlegt, die das virtuelle Geldstück schon durchlaufen hat. Gleichzeitig sind diese Informationen in identischer Art bei allen Teilnehmern der jeweiligen Bitcoin-Börse gespeichert und werden regelmäßig miteinander abgeglichen.

Wenn also jemand etwas manipulieren wollte, müsste er sich Zugang zu tausenden Computern verschaffen, um dort – zeitgleich und unbemerkt – die jeweils identische Änderung vorzunehmen. Dabei hat kein Staat, keine Behörde und auch keine Bank die Aufsicht über die jeweilige Blockchain, sie wird allein über das Rechnernetz aller Teilnehmer verwaltet.

Die Blockchain rückt näher an den Endanwender

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In Deutschland fremdeln die meisten noch mit Digitalwährungen. In den USA und in Asien, allen voran in China werden weitaus mehr Bitcoins, Ethers und Co. geschürft und auch gehandelt. Und es gibt auch mehr und mehr Initiativen, den Einsatz der Blockchain-Technik zu professionalisieren und sie näher an den normalen Verbraucher heranzubringen. So wurde letzte Woche bekannt, dass die Schweizer Crypto Fund AG bis Jahresende einen Investmentfonds für Kryptowährungen auf die Beine stellen will. Bitcoin und Ether würden dabei je thirty five Prozent des Portfolios ausmachen. Das Münchner Startup Blockpay etwa entwickelt eine App, mit der man relativ einfach Transaktionen in verschiedenen Kryptowährungen tätigen kann.

Außerdem soll der Einsatz der Blockchain über das Finanzielle hinaus ausgeweitet werden: So bietet die Ethereum-Blockchain eine Plattform für Clever Contracts – was im wesentlichen eine sichere Art der Dokumentation von Informationen und Transaktionen jeglicher Art bezeichnet. Das können digitale Vertragsabschlüsse sein, aber auch zum Beispiel Identitäts-Management. Der Musikstreaming-Anbieter Spotify etwa hat im April mit dem Startup Mediachain Technologie eingekauft, um auf Blockchain-Basis Urheberrechte an Musik und die Zahlung entsprechender Lizenzgebühren an die Rechteinhaber abzuwickeln.

Blockchain gegen Wahlmanipulation

Ein weiterer vielversprechender Ansatz ist der Einsatz von Blockchain-Technologie für E-Voting-Systeme. Gerade vor dem Hintergrund von Manipulationsvorwürfen bei vielen internationalen Wahlen in den letzten Jahren könnte eine dezentrale, transparente und weitgehend fälschungssichere Technik hier ein Stück verloren gegangenes Vertrauen wieder herstellen.

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Bitcoin Projects on Github Surpass Ten, zero – Bitcoin News

Bitcoin Projects on Github Surpass Ten,000

In the world of open source code, Bitcoin is already one of the most popular projects and protocols being worked on today. Like price, regulations, and merchant adoption, software development is a major metric that can be used to gauge the growth of Bitcoin. The number of projects involving Bitcoin on the leading development platform and repository, Github, crossed over Ten,000 last week and is presently sitting at Ten,055 at press time.

Popular Open Source Projects

Like Bitcoin, most projects on Github are open source, meaning that anyone can copy them to make fresh versions with the switches they want. These spin-off projects are called ‘forks’. Bitcoin presently has 7,535 forked projects on Github, many of which are altcoins.

Meantime, a search on the site for “Bitcoin” yields Ten,055 Bitcoin-related projects. Putting this number into perspective, Bitcoin.com examined the search results for other protocols for comparison.

Protocols with more projects than Bitcoin

The largest protocol, Http, which all website developers use, has 291,882 projects on Github today. Wifi is another enormously common protocol but only has 14,889 projects listed while Bluetooth technology has 13,624. Since Bitcoin presently has Ten,055 projects and is climbing, it could surpass Bluetooth this year.

Protocols with fewer projects than Bitcoin

Bitcoin has already surpassed so many other popular protocols. For example, FTP, the old standard for uploading files from desktops to any servers, has 8,657 projects on Github today while Secure Socket Layer (SSL), used for standard website communication, only has 7,129 projects.

VPNs have Four,036 open source projects, which include all reputable VPN service providers. SMTP mail server projects total Trio,693, and remarkably, the basic protocol of the internet itself, TCP/IP, only has 1,861 projects on Github presently.

Top Money Protocols

Bitcoin is already the most popular protocol for money over the internet. The entire category of cryptocurrency, excluding Bitcoin, has Two,147 projects running today. Meantime, Paypal and Visa only have Trio,904 and 1,672 open source projects respectively, since at least some of their code is closed source.

In other categories of protocols, home automation is one of the largest niche markets to contest with Bitcoin, presently having Five,161 projects. Bittorrent has 1,940 projects while the Interplanetary File System (IPFS) has 777.

Most Popular Projects Using Bitcoin

The vast number of complementary projects to Bitcoin on Github represents the greater Bitcoin ecosystem. They include everything from wallets to code libraries to exchanges and even bitcoin trading bots. Many reputable companies like Bitpay and Blockchain place the code for their products on Github to help create transparency and build confidence among their customers.

Projects are also ranked by popularity on Github. Other than Bitcoin’s code libraries and other versions of the Bitcoin code itself, the most popular Bitcoin projects include Zeronet, the Plucky Browser, a Bittorrent/Github fusion called Gittorrent, Andreas Antonopoulos’ book entitled “Mastering Bitcoin”, Bitpay’s operating system called Bitcore, a trading bot called Gekko, the Electrum wallet, an Arbitrage trading bot, and the classic CPUMiner software.

What do you think of the number of Bitcoin projects on Github? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Bitcoin Can – t Kill the Indian Rupee, Says RBI Dy Guv

Bitcoin Can’t Kill the Indian Rupee, Says RBI Dy Guv

The deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India stated that Bitcoin is never going to substitute fiat currency. Read more.

The strengthening Bitcoin community in the Indian market has elicited a response from the country’s central bank — the Reserve Bank of India. The Reserve Bank which was began exploring the cryptocurrency technology has responded like any other bank when it comes to Bitcoin usage.

The deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India, R Gandhi was quoted in a leading Indian media outlet telling,

“The emergence of bitcoins has led to some quarters predicting the end of the currency system itself. In my mind, it may remain a pipe desire that blockchain will eliminate currency.”

Gandhi was speaking at a technology summit organized by the Indian Banks Association. In the same speech, he is said to have mentioned the two characteristics of currency which is necessary for widespread adoption. According to Gandhi, currency should instill confidence among the users, and it shouldn’t be anonymous forever. He believes that the usage of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are limited to a closed circle, packed with early adopters, adventurists, and risk-takers.

However, Gandhi’s statement misses a duo of the main points. The confidence in money, especially the Indian Rupee hasn’t stayed the same since last year’s demonetization stir. At the same time, cash transactions are more anonymous than Bitcoin transactions as the blockchain maintains a record of all the transactions happening over the network. Also, Bitcoin transactions can be tracked back to the user, which is most likely much lighter than tracking the cash movement via the economy.

The Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India also mentioned that most of the countries are presently in the process of printing more currency, with Nordic economies as an exception. In Gandhi’s view, the virtual currencies can’t be “mass used” as it is not backed by any underlying assets and the financial, legal, security and consumer protection risk is more. The possibility of hacking incidents was also mentioned during the session.

The points put forward by Gandhi, regarding Bitcoin adoption has few slots in it. Even tho’ he is right about the challenges presently being faced by the digital currency when it comes to widespread adoption, it doesn’t make fiat a flawless currency. Also, the government and the central bank should work together to create favorable regulations to promote the use of Bitcoin and blockchain technology instead of finding ways to downplay the invention and its disruptive nature.

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Bank Fees & Blockchain: A Match Made in Heaven?

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  • By Tom Hunt
  • Published: 6/12/2017

Over the last several months, I’ve been hearing a lot about how blockchain is going to revolutionize treasury and finance. I was a bit skeptical at very first, but after taking a look at some of the proofs of concept out there, I began to drink the Kool-Aid, too.

The thing is, whenever a fresh lump of technology hits the market, treasury professionals are going to be skeptical. It’s just in their nature. I know; I used to be one. And we have to be—if you’ve ever walked through the exhibit hall of a treasury conference like AFP 2017—you’ll be inundated with pitches from vendors and if you’re not careful, you could spend hours getting wowed by some technology that your treasury function doesn’t have the budget for.

In a way, blockchain is no different; there will be slew of blockchain solutions hitting the market in the coming years that indeed don’t apply to you or your business. But there will also be many that will, because there has been an effort by fintech developers to create solutions that improve routine business processes. Some, like Microsoft’s solution to improve the letter-of-credit process, are already in play.

I don’t have to tell you that there are slew of arduous processes that treasury professionals would absolutely love to streamline. One of those is bank fee analysis. As I wrote about just a few months ago, this process is a enormous headache for practitioners.

After reviewing the blockchain solution that Microsoft and Bank of America Merrill Lynch developed for trade finance, I eyed a parallel with banking. It’s decentralized, and you have a lot of different players and different relationships. So why can’t we explore the possibility of using a blockchain solution for account analysis?

There are over Two,500 AFP service codes in the U.S. alone. Why? Because there is no consistency in the ways banks charge for services. Corporate practitioners end up being the ones to do all the analysis, typically through manual processes. That’s a nightmare for the treasury department of a ample corporation.

Could a blockchain solution help?

AFP is putting together a petite, exploratory meeting with banks, treasury practitioners and blockchain experts to take a look at bank fee analysis and see if there is any way to make this happen.

Now, I won’t lie to you—this isn’t at the top of banks’ priority lists. I ran this idea by AFP’s Treasury Advisory Group during our latest meeting, and some practitioners were very skeptical as to whether banks would even bother to do something like this.

But what we do know is that banks, across the board, are working on blockchain solutions. And I simply can’t believe that when BAML determined to commence working on blockchain, the very first thing that popped into their minds was, “Let’s improve the letter of credit process for trade finance.” What is more likely is that Microsoft pinpointed an area that could be vastly improved, and they partnered with BAML on it.

So maybe that’s all the banks need to improve the fee analysis process—a shove in the right direction from practitioners. The good news is that you can be part of that process. The space in our exploratory blockchain meeting is limited, but if you’d like to be a part of it, please feel free to reach out to me.

Additionally, if you’d just like to learn more about blockchain, then don’t miss out on AFP 2017. Blockchain, and how it is applicable to treasury and finance, will be featured prominently in a number of sessions. We’ll also have Don Tapscott, author of “Blockchain Revolution” and one of the top blockchain experts in the world, speaking at the AFP MindShift Breakfast. Tapscott believes that it’s only a matter of time before blockchain converts financial services, corporate structure, business strategy, and government. From what I’ve observed, those switches are coming quicker than you think.

Click here to learn more about AFP two thousand seventeen this October 15-18 in San Diego.

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Automating Machine Transactions and Building Trust in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Automating Machine Transactions and Building Trust in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Historically, trust has been “added on” to products or transactions as they flowed through a value chain for physical goods or services. Physical, or electronic, records trail every object to prove its origin, destination, quantity and history. Producing, tracking and verifying all this information imposes a massive “trust tax” of time and manual effort on banks, accountants, lawyers, auditors, quality inspectors and support functions. Significant information is lost, inaccessible or even intentionally hidden.

As the fourth industrial revolution unfolds, blurring the line inbetween the physical and digital worlds, blockchain is emerging to significantly improve authenticity and integrity of data to go after physical objects or services and guide them through the entire value chain. When combined with cryptographically secure machine identities, blockchain will create truly reliable and immutable records to make it lighter and less expensive for suppliers and customers to transact with one another in a verifiable way.

In addition, a blockchain platform provides an interoperable transaction layer where previously unknown parties can dynamically embark exchanging financial and physical values “on the fly”. Blockchain embeds a wallet into machines. As a consequence machines are getting their own profit and loss statement and the capability to do transactions with other (machine) entities in an automated way. Fresh machine-centred business models and forms of value exchange are now emerging very swift.

However, today’s blockchain technologies have clear limitations regarding scalability, computing resource requirements and transaction fees.

The innogy Innovation Hub is now embarking to explore a fresh technology called the IOTA tangle. The IOTA tangle goes far beyond one-dimensional blockchain concepts with a fully fresh architecture. It is not just another blockchain idea. It can be understood as a well-engineered fresh technology concept that can be a key enabler of the machine economy.

A Novel Treatment to Blockchain

IOTA tangle technology was designed to meet the requirements of machines and their IoT transactions. Its architecture is based on cryptographically secure algorithms and a protocol layer that concentrates on validating transactions in a Directed Acyclic Graph structure (DAG).

A real peer-to-peer network — by machines for machines without any transaction fees

One of the main differences of the IOTA tangle compared to conventional Blockchains is that there is no longer a concept of “miners” or a group of dedicated validators. Instead of achieving consensus through an expensive and rigorous mechanism, which ultimately leads to centralization (as can be seen in Bitcoin), in IOTA each network participant is active in the consensus and the validation of transactions. When a device makes a transaction and broadcasts the transaction to the network, by protocol or “by default” it has to validate two previous transactions. So it’s a real peer-to-peer network by machines for machines.

This novel treatment to achieving consensus in a distributed ledger has visible advantages: decentralization, scalability and no transaction fees. The choice of using a DAG (Tangle) instead of a blockchain also has another major difference: partition-tolerance. Blockchain has the concept of a global state, where each network participant must be in utter synchronicity in order to make a transaction. The IOTA Tangle is designed less rigorously, enabling the network to build clusters and even make transactions in an offline environment. This is key in mimicking the Internet of Things (IoT), where devices use different networking protocols (e.g. ZigBee, Bluetooth LE, LPWAN, Lemonbeat, etc.).

IOTA tangle provides an architecture in which transactions can be validated in parallel. This architecture is the basis for pushing the boundaries of today’s blockchains regarding transaction throughput. Instead of being limited to sequential blocks being added to a chain, in IOTA, scalability and adapting to high-throughput environments where devices make thousands of transactions is the norm. As such, IOTA is the very first permissionless distributed ledger that achieves scalability, making Machine-to-Machine payments for the IoT possible.

The current IOTA Tangle has been stress tested by its developers to perform the highest number of transactions per 2nd of any other blockchain technology with a cluster of several hundred knots making transactions at the same time. The number of transactions per 2nd scales in proportion of the network. A public stress test on the permissionless ledger is presently being planned by the IOTA Team for end of Q1/2017 (Source: IOTA Team).

Truly Economically Viable Nano-Transactions

In an IoT world of machines doing transactions among each other, there will be giant volumes of nano- and micro-transactions. Intelligent devices will exchange petite and big data packages, puny and big amounts of energy — or any other resource (e.g. bandwidth, computation, storage etc) — , provide (micro-)services and exchange physical objects along a dynamic supply chain.

Almost zero transaction fees as enabler for yam-sized amounts of nano-transactions

These so called cyber physical systems require the capability to perform nano- and micro-transactions with almost zero or zero transaction fees, otherwise it’s no more economically viable. IOTA was designed with automated machine transactions in mind to transfer crypto-tokens at zero transaction fee enabling an economically viable Cambrian Explosion of nano- and micro-transactions.

We expect that many cyber physical system such as supply chains, mobility systems, brainy cities or health care systems will emerge and be built upon automated bots and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML). These systems can be loosely connected clusters of machines or integrated systems.

Secure Data Transport and Transaction Layer

The lack of transaction fees enables fresh data-driven business models. For example, two parties, Alice and Bob, agree on a value of data sets in a data stream. As data sets are sent from Alice to Bob, Bob sends a nano-payment (in the form of tokens) to compensate in real time Alice, who is able to sell the data at no credit risk.

Data will be signed and hashed by an IOTA knot. Signatures and the immutable hash values assure Bob that he can rely on the authenticity and integrity of the data.

The IOTA data security and transport layer brings data acquisition and control applications to an entirely fresh level for energy management, supply chain management, mobility logistics telematics, health care telematics, environmental observation, security and (meshed) telecommunication networks.

Economically Independent Machines

By adding an IOTA knot, a machine will be transformed into an ‘economically independent machine’ with its capability to transact with other machines and to manage its own profit and loss statement.

In the near future, as a consequence, we can expect that a machine will be able to pay its assembly, its maintenance, its energy and also for its liability insurance by providing data, computing power, storage or physical services to other machines. For the very first time in history a device will be in a position to earn and spend money on its own. At this point a machine turns into an entity that tracks revenue and expenditure from its own activities.

Today, we have “unbanked” machines with limited possibilities to participate in economic activities, as no traditional bank is willing to give a bank account to a machine. Now, devices can achieve self-sovereignty by wielding their wallet to store digital currency. Income is generated by a machine through physical or data services without any middleman and can be used for purchases like insurance, energy or maintenance.

These scripts are possible with IOTA. When tracking the identity of machines, “know your customer” (KYC) — which is the main criteria for a bank to provide a bank account to a customer — is also applied to machines: “Know your machine” (KYM) or “Know your object” (KYO) is the beginning of self-sovereignty for machines.

IOTA offers a unique set of distinctive features to machines that sets it apart from other blockchain technologies.

IOTA and innogy are now moving into a joint project partnership for prototyping and testing initial use cases with the ultimate objective to slash the “trust tax” and to monetise fresh forms of value exchange in the machine economy.

We let physical objects trail with an IOTA knot through the supply chain providing “trust into data” they generate. These data sets will be automatically tracked and verified by the IOTA tangle along both the supply chain and the machine life cycle.

Tagging an object with an IOTA knot at its creation including the data about its creation establishes the foundation for an interoperable “Digital Twin” with total “back-to-birth-traceability”.

We are now looking into concepts of the fourth industrial revolution with “machine / supply chain transparency by design” strongly connecting physical and digital worlds. Significant information should never be lost, inaccessible or even intentionally hidden again.

IOTA-enabled “distributed trust” will drive entire fresh business models such as dynamically defined on-demand markets for services and physical products or data services using IOTA to sell data-driven insights in areas such as supply chains, mobility, security or environment observation. “Asset-less” enterprises will emerge that rely on third-party assets, verifying their work with blockchain-enabled translucent and credible supply chain data.

Adopting IOTA, Being Aware of the Side Effects and Reaching Out to the Broader Community

IOTA is a youthfull technology with a very promising potential that is worth adoption for initial use cases and prototyping.

Of course there are real world and cyber security risks in adopting such a technology. We are aware of the risks and the development roadmap of missing features going forward. We believe that the opportunities are worth the risks.

innogy is now commencing prototyping projects for Machine Economy use cases with IOTA. The very first prototypes will be ready in Spring 2017.

The innogy Innovation Hub is actively looking to collaborate with start-ups and talents that are working in the IoT, blockchain, AI/ML, machine economy space or the fourth industrial revolution.

Are you interested in working with us on Machine Economy business models? Please get in touch.

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ARK – A Platform for Consumer Adoption

blockchain platform

ARK’s Core is configured to produce ultra quick transactions with eight 2nd blocktimes. With lightly implemented future scaling, higher throughput is available whenever ARK needs it.

DECENTRALIZED

ARK provides a more decentralized voting system than other DPoS consensus models. Voting weight is divided across all votes instead of assigning 100% weight to each vote, making it almost unlikely for a takeover of the entire network.

BRIDGING

ARK aims to bridge well known blockchain technologies through the use of SmartBridges, making an interconnected ecosystem of blockchains possible.

SUSTAINABLE

The ARKShield program provides an extra layer of protection to ARK. A professionally managed Sustainability and Contingency Fund or ARKShield, will provide stable funding via future development.

ARK Team

A diverse group of talented individuals uniting to realize the vision collective by our twenty seven members – all passionately dedicated to collaboration and the development of the Ark ecosystem.

PHYSICAL CARD SYSTEM

Physical cards and transfer equipment(POS/NFC) accessible to people without traditional bank accounts. This also includes contraptions to manage off-chain transactions.

BRIDGED BLOCKCHAINS

Ark will bridge other blockchains via a vendorfield known as the SmartBridge. This includes, but is not limited to: Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Lisk.

UNDERLYING TOKEN

ѦRK coin. Prompt, secure, and stable. Utilizing delegated proof of stake and Practical Byzantine fault tolerance(PBFT) to secure the network.

HYPERMEDIA PROTOCOL PLATFORM

A peer-to-peer InterPlanetary File System(IPFS). IPFS integration will enable ARK to come in the future of media and hosting. Permitting ARK to host large amounts of data without the blockchain bloat that plagues other chains.

INTERPLANETARY-SCALE BLOCKCHAIN DATA BASE

A peer-to-peer InterPlanetary DataBase (IPDB), will be integrated into ARK. *pending IPDB final release

CONSTANT IMPROVEMENTS

Our developers are working around the clock making improvements to our core. Keeping it swift, secure, and stable.

OPTIONAL PRIVACY

To increase the reach of the ARK ecosystem we are aiming to implement optional private transactions. Which will most likely be implemented via our SmartBridge system.

SELF-SUSTAINING

We not only develop the instruments developers want and need, but also provide the unique services consumers want, understand, and will use.

“Our aim is to bridge virtual with reality”

Eric is head of NET Think AG, a petite Swiss company serving as Think Tank for creation, realization and commercial use of innovative ideas and possibilities. He is a consultant, coordinator and coach for businesses, groups and individuals.

Rok is a computer engineer, and studies Information Systems in college. He became more involved in crypto technologies in two thousand fifteen with his very first bought Bitcoin. He is a very motivated person that has an extensive background in graphic design, SEO, marketing, branding,investing and is also very organized and pragmatic with a keen eye for detail. He has an open door policy, and is always helping, listening, and providing his opinion on all matters.

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Ten Books About Blockchain and Bitcoin you Might Want to Read – Coinify Newsroom

ten Books About Blockchain and Bitcoin you Might Want to Read

If you are attempting to improve your skill of blockchain and bitcoin, a book could be one of the best information sources. However, there are many books out there and it might be difficult to choose the right one. Therefore, we compiled a list of the top ten books about blockchain and bitcoin you should consider reading.

Essential Books About Blockchain and Bitcoin

1. Mastering Bitcoin by Andreas Antonopoulos

‘ Mastering Bitcoin ’ is targeted to coders and programmers that would like to learn how cryptocurrencies work, how to use them and how to develop a software that works with them. However, the very first five chapters are suitable for non-coders as well, since they touch upon the world of digital money.

Two. Blockchain: Blueprint for a Fresh Economy by Melanie Swan

If you are interested in a thorough understanding of how blockchain works, this book may be a good choice for you. The concentrate is placed on deep explanations of the blockchain technology followed by bitcoin applications in real life.

Three. Blockchain Revolution by Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott

Blockchain has a lot of potential but also a lot of obstacles to overcome. ‘ Blockchain Revolution ’ explains how the businesses, industries and society can achieve prosperity, competitiveness and social justice through blockchain. Basically, this books looks into how the internet based on blockchain technologies can switch civilisation for better.

Four. The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and the Blockchain Are Challenging the Global Economic Order by Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey

This book was one of the very first major publications collective on the blockchain. ‘ The Age of Cryptocurrency ’ supplies the answers to why should anyone care about bitcoin. You can expect to learn about cryptocurrency: its origins, its functions, and what you need to know to be able to navigate a cyber economy.

Five. The Science of the Blockchain by Roger Wattenhofer

‘ The Science of Blockchain ’ studies the basic concepts and technologies for building fault-tolerant distributed systems, in a scientific way. Different protocols and algorithms that permit for fault-tolerant operations are introduced in the book. Furthermore, practical systems that implement the protocols and algorithms are discussed.

6. The Finish Guide to Understanding Blockchain Technology by Miles Price

The book dives into the numerous ways in which blockchain technology will switch the way information is collective around the world. Furthermore, it discusses how this technology will revamp financial services and how governments will adopt blockchain to issue the digital versions of their national currencies.

7. Blockchain & FinTech: A Comprehensive Blueprint to Understanding Blockchain & Financial Technology by Richard Hayen

The book offers insights on the potential and influence of blockchain technology on businesses, finance and the world. It also presents an essential guide to understanding the fresh economy.

Furthermore, it presents a debate about the influence of financial technology on banking and financial industry.

8. Down the Rabbit Crevice: (Detect the Power of the Blockchain) by Tim Lea

‘ Down the Rabbit Slot ’ is written for businesses and organisations to help them understand the power of the blockchain and capitalise on it. If you belong to business or organisation with an open mind, you will be able to spot the arousing opportunities to make your business more effective and become more valuable in the market place.

9. Good Chain of Numbers: A Guide to Wise Contracts, Wise Property and Trustless Asset Management by Tim Swanson

The Excellent Chain of Numbers is directed to a casual, business-centric audience that wants to become better informed and ready for the innovations generated by the next generation.

The readers will be able to find answers to the following questions: What is a clever contract? What are decentralised autonomous organisations? How can companies and organisations use cryptocurrencies and crypto-ledgers to reduce costs and increase transparency? What obstacles need to be taken into account when developing decentralised applications?

Ten. The Business Blockchain: Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology by William Mougayar

The blockchain technology will give rise to fresh business models and ideas that are still undiscovered. The book addresses the following: What is the blockchain? How blockchain trusts infiltrates. Obstacles, challenges & mental blocks. Blockchain in Financial Services. Lighthouse industries & fresh intermediaries. Implementing blockchain technology. Decentralisation as the way forward.

Now that you read through our recommendations on essential books about blockchain and bitcoin, do you know about book that you think shall be on this list? Let us know.

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Ten Books About Blockchain and Bitcoin you Might Want to Read – Coinify Newsroom

ten Books About Blockchain and Bitcoin you Might Want to Read

If you are attempting to improve your skill of blockchain and bitcoin, a book could be one of the best information sources. However, there are many books out there and it might be difficult to choose the right one. Therefore, we compiled a list of the top ten books about blockchain and bitcoin you should consider reading.

Essential Books About Blockchain and Bitcoin

1. Mastering Bitcoin by Andreas Antonopoulos

‘ Mastering Bitcoin ’ is targeted to coders and programmers that would like to learn how cryptocurrencies work, how to use them and how to develop a software that works with them. However, the very first five chapters are suitable for non-coders as well, since they touch upon the world of digital money.

Two. Blockchain: Blueprint for a Fresh Economy by Melanie Swan

If you are interested in a thorough understanding of how blockchain works, this book may be a good choice for you. The concentrate is placed on deep explanations of the blockchain technology followed by bitcoin applications in real life.

Trio. Blockchain Revolution by Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott

Blockchain has a lot of potential but also a lot of obstacles to overcome. ‘ Blockchain Revolution ’ explains how the businesses, industries and society can achieve prosperity, competitiveness and social justice through blockchain. Basically, this books looks into how the internet based on blockchain technologies can switch civilisation for better.

Four. The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and the Blockchain Are Challenging the Global Economic Order by Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey

This book was one of the very first major publications collective on the blockchain. ‘ The Age of Cryptocurrency ’ supplies the answers to why should anyone care about bitcoin. You can expect to learn about cryptocurrency: its origins, its functions, and what you need to know to be able to navigate a cyber economy.

Five. The Science of the Blockchain by Roger Wattenhofer

‘ The Science of Blockchain ’ examines the basic concepts and technologies for building fault-tolerant distributed systems, in a scientific way. Different protocols and algorithms that permit for fault-tolerant operations are introduced in the book. Furthermore, practical systems that implement the protocols and algorithms are discussed.

6. The Finish Guide to Understanding Blockchain Technology by Miles Price

The book dives into the numerous ways in which blockchain technology will switch the way information is collective around the world. Furthermore, it discusses how this technology will revamp financial services and how governments will adopt blockchain to issue the digital versions of their national currencies.

7. Blockchain & FinTech: A Comprehensive Blueprint to Understanding Blockchain & Financial Technology by Richard Hayen

The book offers insights on the potential and influence of blockchain technology on businesses, finance and the world. It also presents an essential guide to understanding the fresh economy.

Furthermore, it presents a debate about the influence of financial technology on banking and financial industry.

8. Down the Rabbit Crevice: (Detect the Power of the Blockchain) by Tim Lea

‘ Down the Rabbit Crevice ’ is written for businesses and organisations to help them understand the power of the blockchain and capitalise on it. If you belong to business or organisation with an open mind, you will be able to spot the titillating opportunities to make your business more effective and become more valuable in the market place.

9. Excellent Chain of Numbers: A Guide to Brainy Contracts, Brainy Property and Trustless Asset Management by Tim Swanson

The Excellent Chain of Numbers is directed to a casual, business-centric audience that wants to become better informed and ready for the innovations generated by the next generation.

The readers will be able to find answers to the following questions: What is a brainy contract? What are decentralised autonomous organisations? How can companies and organisations use cryptocurrencies and crypto-ledgers to reduce costs and increase transparency? What obstacles need to be taken into account when developing decentralised applications?

Ten. The Business Blockchain: Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology by William Mougayar

The blockchain technology will give rise to fresh business models and ideas that are still undiscovered. The book addresses the following: What is the blockchain? How blockchain trusts infiltrates. Obstacles, challenges & mental blocks. Blockchain in Financial Services. Lighthouse industries & fresh intermediaries. Implementing blockchain technology. Decentralisation as the way forward.

Now that you read through our recommendations on essential books about blockchain and bitcoin, do you know about book that you think shall be on this list? Let us know.

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